Michael Fessing

Michael Fessing is currently a Lecturer in Molecular and Cell Biology at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford. He received BSc/MSc in Biotechnology from Lomonosov Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology and PhD in Molecular Biology from Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. Michael had his postdoctoral training in St Jude’s Children Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Tufts University and Boston University in Boston, MA, USA. Michael major research interests involve epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation during skin development, homeostasis and regeneration. His current research in focused on the role of covalent DNA modifications and ATP dependent chromatin remodelling in skin and hair development and regeneration. Michael also studies how spatial genome organization controls gene transcription in skin epithelial stem cells and their differentiating progenies during skin development and homeostasis. He published 30 peer reviewed papers in high impact international scientific journals and books. Michael was a member of organizing committee for the International Symposiums on Epigenetic Regulation of Skin Regeneration, Ageing and Disease held in Bradford in 2012 and 2016.